MINNIVALE

 

HEMA Map reference 74/B5

 

Minnivale - Western Australia

 

GPS 31 08 21 S 117 10 56 E

 

 

 

Toilets available Tables and / or seats and / or shelters provided Fire places or BBQs available Water available Caravan access possible Big rig access possible Pets allowed on leash Black water dump point available

 

 

 

 

Minnivale is situated north of the Dowerin to Wyalkatchem road.

The 'town' is in fact a wheat silo and three or four houses and an old church. Originally known as 36 Mile Post on the Rabbit Proof Fence, a railway siding was constructed in 1911. The railway siding was initially called Nenin but the name was changed to Minnivale when the townsite was gazetted.

The name was said to have come from Alexander Forrest who named it in 1911 in honour of Miss Minnie Fraser who was the daughter of the Commissioner of Crown Lands.

There is a free overnight stopping area for travellers near the old tennis courts with cold shower, flush toilets, town water and a dump point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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